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Collection Reference Number GLC01165
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1836 
Title Andrew Jackson to Charles Lynch, regarding countermanding order for troops to help Texans
Date 7 August 1836
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Lynch, Charles  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Letter in the hand of Andrew Jackson Donelson, President Jackson' s nephew and amanuensis. He penned the entire letter and signature. Jackson denies Texas U.S. aid because of neutrality. He also notes sufficiency of men to defeat the Creeks and Seminoles. Written to Gov. Charles Lynch of Mississippi. Per Papers of Jackson, 5/27/97, the President wrote a similar letter to the governors of Kentucky and Louisiana the same day.
Subjects Neutrality  Military History  Global History and Civics  Latin and South America  Texas  President  American Indian History  Government and Civics  Westward Expansion  American West  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Donelson, Andrew Jackson (1799-1871)  
Place written Hermitage, Tennessee
Theme Westward Expansion; Foreign Affairs; Banking & Economics; Native Americans; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information According to the Henry Jackson papers, Andrew Jackson Donelson frequently tried to pass over signatures as Jackson's.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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